June 12th, 2006

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You know what's really ironic? I totally, utterly, and completely suck at costume design.

And yet I call myself a costume designer! What I really am is a creature designer. I do wonderful mascot designs, fursuit designs, critter designs that you can wear.

But I can't design clothes! And just now it's annoying me. Aidan Darkangel is supposed to be something of a clothes horse, unlike his klepto twin, who just wears jeans and a vest, usually. And I want to draw Darkangel properly. But to really do him justice I'd need some elaborate fantasy clothing, and I can't think up a thing. (He gets away with dressing plainly in Blood Choice just because the kind of clothing he favors isn't readily available in that setting. Silly outrageous renaisance-esque outfits are not to be found in late 21st century post-apocalyptic America.)
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Wheeeeeeeerandom.

It's late. I'm awake. I have a naked bishie in my sketchbook! Well... okay, he's not actually naked. I'm trying to draw Aidan, and as previously mentioned I'm having trouble with his costume. So I just have the figure sketch, with the muscles and shapes and the pose and all. So it looks naked-ish.

I'm poking about historical costume sites, and I actually like some of the late Renaissance stuff. But... the pants are just wrong. With the knicker-thingies, and the poofy trousers that just go to the knee, and the hose and... well... just no, not Aidan at all. No poofy anything should be involved, except maybe a poofy lace cravat or something. But some of the jackets, and waistcoats and things are kinda sorta close to what I'm thinking of.

The problem is what I'm thinking of isn't concrete. I can't say "the jacket's like this and the shirt is like this," because I don't know what they look like at all yet. It's an overall impression. I'll know it when I see it, the style, the sort of suave foppy "I know I'm beautiful" thing, but it's not silly, it's elegant, and when I see something that looks like that, I'll know I'm good. What does a fashion conscious bishie angel fantasy demon summoner wear, anyhow?

Maybe I should give him long hair. I'm sure at some point in his life he grew it out. But then again maybe not. He wouldn't look like Aidan with long hair. Hrm.......
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Somebody on my forum went to A-Kon, and took this photo.

I cracked up so much when I saw it!

(And if you don't know why it's funny, there's a notorious furry bashing website called "God Hates Furries" out there.)
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Darkangel pic

Well, I swiped a shirt from the duelist Mol linked me to, (thanks Mol!) boots from a generic pirate, trousers likewise, jacket half from Eversummer Eve, half from Tales of Pylea, (both are webcomics) and decided that Darkangel doesn't do the blue thing, he definitely goes for red. And yeah, I gave him long hair, I just stuck it in a ponytail so he still looks like Aidan.

I'm sure he has lots and lots of other outfits, but here's one.

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

(This is just a digital flood fill color test, to see if the color scheme worked. An actual, finished pencil piece should follow.)
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